Today at 1pm Dallas time, the federal government is conducting a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System in cooperation with local authorities. The three-minute test will run simultaneously on all radio and TV stations. You will also hear the outdoor emergency sirens.
This system test is the first of its kind designed to broadcast a nationwide message to the American public. The test message on TV might not indicate that it is just a test, so there is concern that the lack of an explanation might create panic.
Please share this information with your family and friends so they are aware of the test.
The following websites provide more information:
- FEMA Blog: Help Us Spread the Word – On November 9, “This is Just a Test”
- Frequently Asked Questions – Emergency Alert System Nationwide Test